Friday, October 22, 2010

Pillars of the Earth (The Mini-Series)


My husband and I are currently watching  Pillars of the Earth, the mini-series and we're absolutely riveted. It's just fabulous and I don't want it to end! It's taking us a while though to get through the eight hour movie because we want to watch it together and real life such as family, travel and work has interfered sometimes. I remember being engrossed by the almost 1,000 page book by Ken Follett when I read it in 1996. Yes, I actually recall the year I read this novel  because trust me...it's that kind of book. Now that we're watching the TV movie, I realize I don't remember much from the book so it's hard to compare but the movie is definitely good! Great casting, acting, script and beautiful costumes and locations. This is the television event of the year and you must catch it if you can. The DVD version will be released on November 23rd. Check out the trailer below.


9 comments:

  1. I've never had any interest in reading this book but now that I've watched the trailer - wow. It looks quite captivating! I'm glad you're enjoying the series. I may have to track that down.

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  2. I have "almostt" picked up this book many times. Next time I spot this somewhere, I am definitely picking it up. And I am going to try and track down the mini series too :)

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  3. Hi, Mrs. B! I just watched the series, too! Actually, I was forced to watch it, since my book club is set to discuss the book on Saturday. I read it when I was in college, 1995 I think, and I don't want to reread the doorstop anymore.

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  4. This was an excellent mini-series. Thank goodness for Netflix here. I ended up spending almost one full day just watching.

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  5. This is one of my favorite books EVER. I read this in a few days because I couldn't put this book down. I'm so glad to hear that you like the mini-series -- I was kind of holding off on it because I was worried that it would be a bad version, but now to hear your thoughts on it, I'm excited to get it from Netflix now!!

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  6. I absolutely adored the book and after watching two episodes, I love the series. the series is in many respects true to the book and except from minor changes (which are to be expected), it has lived up to the billings of the author's work (thus far). I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  7. I just finished the book and I loved it; we just discussed discussed it for our book club.

    Will watch the series soon.

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  8. My husband and I are watching this too, he's read the book but I haven't. I am really enjoying it so far, it's been really well made.

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  9. Loved the trailer! I am reading Pillars of the Earth right now and I can't wait to see this adaptation :)

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